Sunday, 13 February 2011

We are proud to announce that TFRC member Suzanne Lee has recently been made a TED Fellow. This is a highly prestigious position and it means Suzanne will become part of the global TED community and will be invited to the annual US conference which is next month, which has the theme of 'The Rediscovery of Wonder'. TED was set up by serial thinker and writer Chris Anderson, author of The Long Tail, Free: the Future of a Radical Price and editor of Wired magazine. It’s a regular series of conferences and talks that are disseminated on-line and watched by millions of people around the world. TED stands for Technology Environment Design and is promoted as a ‘platform for the spread of new ideas’.

Meanwhile, back in Blighty, the more humble sustainable textile design research cluster at Chelsea College of Art and Design - TED (Textiles Environment Design) - has been in existence since 1996, working away on a number of design strategies to help designers make more informed decisions. Whilst our TED group may not have such a global following, it is increasingly being mistaken as an adjunct of the US TED, which is extremely flattering if not confusing! However, with our new website due to launch shortly - that will host all the latest audio/video resources and international workshop concepts generated by this group of researchers - the TFRC rebranded textiles TED will hopefully also begin to make a more global impact as well!

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